Doug Liman, Anne Hathaway team for pandemic heist pic Lockdown
Before he takes off for space to reunite with Tom Cruise on the highly-buzzed about blockbuster, Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) is keeping his feet on Earth for his next project Lockdown with Anne Hathaway (Ocean’s 8) in final talks to star, according to Deadline.
The film, which is penned by Steven Knight (Taboo, See), is being described as a “heist movie/romantic comedy set in the backdrop of the pandemic lockdown” and the producers of the project are eying a modest $10 million or less budget.
P.J. Sandwyck, who is currently partnering with Liman on the forthcoming space-shot project led by the Mission: Impossible star, is set to produce the project alongside Alison Winter and sources report that several key roles are currently available to cast, with Cillian Murphy (A Quiet Place Part II) reportedly being eyed for one. Lockdown will also mark a reunion for Hathaway and Knight, who previously directed the Oscar-winning actress in the critically-abhorred and financially disappointing mystery thriller Serenity.
Lockdown is currently being eyed to begin shooting by the end of this month.
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